The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Monday, September 26, 2022

China's Reach & Internal Control (中国:内控与外扩)

Cancellation of Taiwan Pride event shows China’s influence extends far beyond its borders
The Conversation, September 25, 2022

China at UN vows to combat Taiwan independence 'activities'
Deustche Welle, September 24, 2022

Chinese lab accused of concealing positive Covid test results
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2022

Beijing bus drivers have been told to wear wristbands to monitor their emotions
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2022

Weibo chairman backs Chinese censors’ crackdown and promises ‘ecologically sound’ cyberspace
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

China rights report prompts Western-led call for UN debate
Reuters, September 26, 2022

美国呼吁联合国讨论中国人权与新疆问题(U.S. calls on UN to discuss issues on human rights in China and Xinjiang)
Radio France Internationale, September 26, 2022

How is Xinjiang still shipping millions of goods to US after ‘forced labour’ law came into effect?
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2022

China Digital Times, September 23, 2022

Human Rights Defenders & Civil Society (人权捍卫者与公民社会)

湖南株州民主人士陈思明因向外界披露“泼墨女”董瑶琼父亲董建彪惨死狱中而遭被行政拘留15天(Father of Dong Yaoqiong, girl who splashed ink on Xi Jinping's portrait, dies in prison; Hunan democracy activist Chen Siming gets 15 days of administrative detention for disclosing the news)
Weiquanwang, September 26, 2022

“12.13厦门聚会案”当事人张忠顺再次被以“颠覆国家政权”罪名监视居住(Zhang Zhongshun, of the "12.26” citizen case, is again placed under residential surveillance on the charge of "subversion of state power")
Weiquanwang, September 24, 2022

民生观察呼吁国际社会全力营救郭飞雄(Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch urges international community to spare no effort in rescuing Guo Feixiong)
Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch, September 24, 2022

709案核心人物周世锋刑满出狱 声言要为自己翻案(Zhou Shifeng, core figure in “709” case, is released from prison after sentence completion, vows to pursue reversal of the verdict)
Radio Free Asia, September 26, 2022

Hong Kong’s Cardinal Zen goes on trial over fund defending protesters
Agence France-Presse, September 26, 2022

612基金案開審6被告不認罪 控方指基金帶政治目的(6 defendants of 612 Humanitarian Fund case plead not guilty; prosecution accuses the fund of having political purpose)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 26, 2022

Credibility of mitigation from ex-leader of Hong Kong activist group Student Politicism questioned in national security case
Hong Kong Free Press, September 25, 2022

已解散「賢學思政」四人認串謀煽動顛覆 案件下月再訊(4 former members of disbanded Student Politicism plead guilty to conspiracy to incite subversion; case will be heard again next month)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 24, 2022

‘Shrinking news industry’: Hong Kong press freedom index sinks to new low as media outlets disappear
Hong Kong Free Press, September 24, 2022

「星火同盟」涉洗黑錢案兩被捕人潛逃 警申充公7000萬元組織資產獲批(2 Spark Alliance arrestees accused of money laundering flee; court approves confiscation of the group’s HK$70million assets)
Ming Pao, September 26, 2022

工程師認於Telegram教自製武器襲警 官批鼓吹無底線襲警判囚42個月(Engineer is sentenced to 42 months in prison after pleading guilty to teaching others to make weapons to attack police on Telegram, criticized by judge for advocating “bottomless” assault on police)
Ming Pao, September 26, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

抖音或因对儿童数据保护不足 英国拟制裁(TikTok may be fined by UK for not protecting children's data)
Radio France Internationale, September 26, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

中共二十大代表名单公布 习近平被软禁传言上推特热搜(CPC announces list of deputies to 20th CPC National Congress; rumors of Xi Jinping being under house arrest are trending on Twitter)
Deutsche Welle, September 25, 2022

China becomes ‘hothouse’ of intrigue ahead of crucial Communist party congress
The Guardian, September 26, 2022

Xi Jinping 'warns his opponents' with suspended death sentences to former top cops
Radio Free Asia, September 23, 2022

Chinese anthem booed at Hong Kong football match, as police film fans
Agence France-Presse, September 25, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China’s foreign policy has failed Chinese people. Here’s how to put it right
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2022

The End of Senior Politics in China
The Diplomat, September 26, 2022

China’s War on History Is Growing
Foreign Policy, September 23, 2022

For Hong Kong today, the Sino-British Joint Declaration is just a piece of paper
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2022

中国须学会“放下”以提升软实力(China must learn to "let go" to enhance soft power)
Financial Times, September 25, 2022